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June 28th, 2010
07:55 AM ET

Health Reform Starts Now

Certain provisions of the health care bill go into effect July 1, 2010, including coverage for people previously denied insurance because of  pre-existing conditions.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talked to heath care expert Andrew Rubin to find out the details.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Matrice Andre

    Im Very Thankful for the health reform Bill there are many times that we the american people could not afford health insurance and would sit back throught all the pain it was not about not working and taking responsibality for ur families health bill its was a matter of being able to afford the insurance but as a independent voters im greatful that the obama Adminstration are fighting and standing on his world that we will fight to the end if it took every breath in his body cause even when the chips are hard u keeping on fighting and were eternally greatful.

    June 28, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  2. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Is this why the unemployment benefit's stopped take from Peter to give to Paul .

    June 28, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  3. jlvhale

    In our state of Tennessee, if you were denied coverage by an insurance company for pre-existing illiness and became ill you could get coverage from Medicaid if you were unable to afford treatment . Most people I know who didn't have insurance received treatment through Medicard including liver transplants. Now what are those who were denied coverage going to have to pay for coverage or for treatment and can they afford to pay? What happens if they can't pay? The same thing only those who can and do buy insurance will pay more. If you couldn't get insurance before HCR you can't afford it now.

    June 28, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  4. Mr. Eister

    The problem is that the 'insurance' industry with their overpaid lobbyist got so greedy that people couldnt afford anything. They alone had the power to say 'oh well sorry but NO!'. But the Dems forced this health scam upon all others in their rob from the rich and give to the poor or illegals.

    June 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  5. Steven

    The health care/insurance reform debate quickly devolved into a Republican effort to hand the new Democrat president a major legislative defeat, so it is not surprising that it is only an incremental improvement. In the Senate, however, "incremental improvement" is a major accomplishment! Real health care reform ("single payer") will apparently have to wait until either even Republicans can no longer pretend that the American business community can compete worldwide without it, or we as a people value universal health care as a human right in a truly civilized society, rather than an insatiable lust for more material toys.

    June 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  6. Greg, Ontario

    You guys just need the government to tell the hospitals no more charging 100$ for that 2 dollar needle made in China for 2 cents. The basic problem has always been the greed of the hospital boards and the staff they hire. Until that is reigned in nothing will really help. In England a doctor (on average) makes less than 250 thousand a year but they are known, respected and appreciated every where they go. The same goes for Canada. American doctors are put on the same level with lawyers. The practice of medicine means nothing ,it's all about the buck.

    June 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  7. Ralph

    Right on Steven!

    June 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  8. Mrs. Eileen G. Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    I do not see the day that Health Reform Starts. The provisions of the health care bill go into effect July 1, 2010, includes coverage for people previously denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions. That is all. I had to stay quiet at the State of Florida. I can only dream and keep hoping for other Multiple Sclerosis patients on the CCSVI and TOS procedure.

    June 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm |